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      Memorial at Armenian Church of Montevideo, Uruguay.

      TitleMemorial at Armenian Church of Montevideo, Uruguay.
      Type of MemorialInscription, Monumental Sculpture,
      Sponsor(s)Armenian community of Montevideo.
      Architect/Designer/ArtistArchitect: Kh. Vardanian; Sculptor: N. Hounanian.
      PlacementFreestanding sculpture of a figure on a circular pedestal.
      Physical SettingErected in the courtyard of the Armenian Church. Flat land.
      Tourist AmenitiesYes
      Map Designation"Diocese Igresia Armenia del Urugua" or "Armenian Church of Montevideo."
      Physical ConditionWell preserved.
      Inscription"1915 – 1975 April 24 In memory of one million Armenian martyrs victims of the genocide committed by the Turkish government in 1915." (Translated from Spanish).
      LocationDiocese Iglesia Armenia del Urugua, 2842/45, Avenida Agraciada,
      Montevideo, Uruguay
      Construction BeganEarly 1970s
      Construction Completed1975
      Dedication Date24 April 1975
      Prior Use of SiteChurch courtyard.
      History of OwnershipOwned by the Armenian Church & the Armenian community.
      Additional InformationEditorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.

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      Re: Memorial at Armenian Church of Montevideo, Uruguay.


      EurasiaNet.org, NY
      July 22 2013

      July 22, 2013 - 10:42am, by Giorgi Lomsadze

      They may be 8,000 miles apart, but Uruguay and Armenia have a history
      together. And, so, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the
      Latin American country is slotted to become the first state apart from
      Armenia to build a museum dedicated to Ottoman Turkey's World-War-I-era
      slaughter of ethnic Armenians.

      The museum in Montevideo is scheduled to open in 2015, on the
      centennial anniversary of the killings, and will have rooms dedicated
      to other genocides as well, local officials say.

      Armenia's tensions with Turkey over the massacre play out in various
      venues around the world, and national takes on the subject tend to
      be commensurate with the size and influence of Armenian Diasporas.

      Uruguay is home to one of the oldest Armenian communities in South
      America and many of its members are descendants of victims of the
      killings. Several Armenian churches, and non-profit groups exist,
      along with Armenian-language radio stations and a newspaper.

      In 1965, Uruguay became the first country - even ahead of Armenia
      itself, which was under Soviet rule at the time - to recognize the
      massacre as genocide. It once even mulled recognition of Nagorno
      Karabakh, an ethnic-Armenian disputed territory that most of the
      world places under Azerbaijan's jurisdiction.

      Turkey views the massacre as a casualty of war and resists Armenian's
      struggle to secure international recognition of the slaughter
      as genocide. It has not yet responded to the Uruguayan museum's
      Hayastan or Bust.

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